There’s nothing less inviting than walking into a home with a bad smell! Several factors can contribute to a home’s less than rosy scent. Pets, smoke, and cooking can create odors that linger in the air. So what’s your solution? Chemical air fresheners would only add pollution to the air. For healthier ways to get rid of unpleasant odors, try this eco-friendly alternative, Eco-Pochi (エコ･ポチ)!
This eccentric-looking plant looks like it came from outer space. Don’t let its looks fool you, though, it’s actually a harmless indoor plant that comes to you in peace! This chic plant is called Eco-Pochi, which functions as a cool ornament in your home and doubles up as a deodorizer.
The secret lies in the use of bamboo charcoal’s anti-odor properties. So how does this help in removing unwanted odors? You might be familiar with charcoal’s ability to absorb odors from the air. Thanks to a chemical reaction that takes place, charcoal neutralizes unpleasant smell by attracting odors and impurities held by the surrounding air. Unlike other deodorizing products, charcoal does not simply mask unpleasant odors by replacing them with artificial scents, instead charcoal wipes out the unpleasant odors providing you with a clean smelling environment.
In order for this innovative setup to work its magic, plants must be placed in a base filled with bamboo charcoal. A little word of advice: as time passes, bamboo charcoal tends to dry up. Don’t worry, you can easily restore its moisture by adding a few drops of water whenever it dries up. Just follow a few simple steps and you’re good to go!
There are basically three lineups available. The first one is the ready-to-go plant which is a convenient kit. It features a fully-formed “Eco-Pochi” which can be carried anywhere and placed in a room that needs air freshening.
If you enjoy the excitement of waiting for your little plant to grow, then the second lineup is perfect for you. This kit is composed of a bamboo charcoal base with an immature plant that needs to be cultivated into a fully grown plant.
The final lineup consists of bases without the plant. You can choose the plant that you wish to add in order to customize your own Eco-Pochi.
If you are interested in purchasing your very own Eco-Pochi, note that the kits vary in price. You will have to pay around 5,000 yen for a ready-to-go plant and a base model. You can purchase them online and at several interior shops in Japan. If you live outside of the country, you can also order via Rakuten Global Market and get it shipped to your place.
No matter how much of a clean freak you tend to be, the stenches and odors of everyday life are unavoidable. But don’t let that get you down. Make every single spot in your home smell better by placing an anti-odor Eco-Pochi!
Eco-Pochi’s Website *Japanese only